Sea Kayaking Foundations

This basic course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to take upp sea kayaking as a safe and fun hobby. During the course you will among others learn forward paddling techniques, manouvering, capsize rescues of yourself and your fellow kayakers, navigation, winds and waves. During the course we will also make trips in the very beautiful Archipelago Sea, giving you an unique opportunity to experience the marine wildlife and environment of this area. The course is based on the International Sea Kayak Guide Association ISKGA Sea Kayaking Fundamental Level One Syllabus.
 The course is tailor-made for both persons who have not kayaked before, and for persons who have tried kayaking but who have not attended courses.
During the course we will practice at least the following:

ISKGA Sea kayaking fundamental Level One is predominately developing a novice to be understanding and proficient in the core Technical, Rescue, Expedition and Navigation Skills. The goal is to help the participant become an efficient paddler that is environmentally aware and able to be safe and understand and be able rescue when required.

  • Carrying the kayak
  • Securing the kayak (car roof rack and/or trailer)
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Turning the kayak
  • Support braces
  • Pair rescues
  • Self rescues
  • Fundamentals of navigation (chart, map and compass)
  • Archipelago Sea Weather and Forecasts
  • Packing the Kayak, Basic Expedition skills
  • Environment, Wilderness and Nature Reserve Areas
 Next course: During 2019, many courses in Finnish are open for registration  (see Finnish page) but in English courses are only made through group bookings. 

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Booking and details

  • Location Ruissalo, Saaroniemi (Turku)
  • Duration 3 evenings or 2 full days
  • Price includes Coaching, quality sea kayaking equipment (kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, spraydeck)
  • Price 140€ / person
  • What to bring Full change of clothes packed in a plastic bag or equivalent, sun protection, water, extra energy
  • For who For beginners and kayakers that have not attended kayaking courses before.
  • Group size 3 to 8 persons
  • Languages English, Swedish, Finnish (German, French and Spanish through pre-order)
  • Package Duration Several dates | 2 days | 140€

About Aavameri

Aavameri SeaKayaking.fi is a sustainable, high quality sea kayaking activities provider in the Archipelago Sea, south Finland. [Read more...]


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